This is a cinema short produced on the Isle of Man for Mann Films. The story is based on the old joke about a neighbour whose pet rabbit is being harassed by the dog next door, but some clever scripting takes it up a level.
Here are a few clips from non-wildlife productions. I hope you enjoy them. There are many other examples that I'd like to put here, particularly sport, but I just can't source them.
It's nice to call yourself a wildlife cameraman, but that doesn't necessarily mean that that is all you film. Just the other day I was asked for advice about getting into the business, and made a comment that in hindsight was too flippant, and it was 'get on with people'. I stand by that to an extent, but a better answer would be, 'practice... all types of filming with any kit you can get your hands on. Then practice most at your particular area of interest as a cameraman specialising in wildlife.' But there are lots of other answers to this question and many of them have nothing to do with the challenges of actually filming wildlife.
Watching the 'making of' sections at the end of wildlife programmes will help you realise that a high percentage of a wildlife cameraman's job is travel, preparation, waiting and failure before you eventually, hopefully, get the shots.